Archive | June, 2009

Gluten Free Breakfast Bars by

Gluten Free Breakfast Bars

Since summer is here, I have been struggling a bit to not eat the same foods that my kids eat. Of course, I don’t feed them junk. Their lunches and dinners are healthy. But, I always seem to struggle with them over breakfast. Plus, it’s summer, so I have time to make them the yummy […]

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Brownies. by

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Brownies, yes BROWNIES!

I have recently stumbled upon a great blog, Elana’s Pantry. She has a wonderful collection of gluten-free recipes. Although my family and I do not have any dietary restrictions, I am always looking for great-tasting, healthy recipes. Plus, who isn’t watching their weight? I have a sweet tooth and I need to find a better […]

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Caramelized Onion Dip with Beer by

Caramelized Onion Dip with Beer

With summer here, so are the parties. Whether it’s a backyard barbeque, family brunch or a nice evening meal with friends, I’m finding myself in the kitchen preparing and bringing a homemade dish. If I’m not asked to bring a dessert, than I’m asked to bring an appetizer. My good friend, who admits she is […]

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Mahi Mahi with Mango-Avocado Salsa

I love the selection of fruits and vegetables available during the summer months. I was digging through my recipe file, looking for a healthy dinner that screams summer. We had some mahi-mahi (dorado) in the freezer, the last batch from my husband’s fishing trip. But what to do with it? That’s when I found this […]

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Grilled Rosemary Garlic Pork Roast

Did I mention that I love summer?! Since the days are longer, I’m finding every excuse to grill outside. And one of my favorite cuts of meat is the pork tenderloin. I buy the giant 8lb tenderloin from costco and cut it in thirds and freeze them individually. When you are feeding a family of […]

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Coconut Jam Thumbprint Cookies by

Coconut Jam Thumbprint Cookies

As you can imagine, after baking for school all week, I was getting a little burnt out and left uninspired. After baking up Oatmeal Butterscotch Bars, Oatmeal Fudge Bars and a Texas Sheet Cake, I had to find something to make for my daughter’s preschool class. After reading the many emails of what other moms […]

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Chocolatey Gooey Texas Sheet Cake by

Chocolatey Gooey Texas Sheet Cake

Well, like the story goes: Everything is BIG in Texas! And this cake keeps the legend going! Now I was raised in Houston, Texas and I never heard of the Texas Sheet Cake. Boy, was I missing out! I found this in another handy issue of Cook’s County while looking for a brownie recipe to serve […]

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Espresso Spiked Oatmeal Fudge Bar by

My Adventures With The Oatmeal Fudge Bar

The saga continues with the last few days of school! Today the Professor had a party with 140 other eager fellow second-graders. Even though tomorrow is their last day of school, they got to party it up today. The kids’ menu was easy: pizza, watermelon, lemonade and otter pops. It’s almost summer so this was […]

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